V Genuth Savings Bank Account
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- Saving Bank account designed for Children - Age day 1 and above. Students undergoing various courses are also eligible
- Account can be opened with minimum initial deposit of Rs.10/- and can continue with Zero balance
- Cheque book and withdrawal facility provided for children above twelve years
- Add-on Credit Card and ATM Card for children above the age of twelve on authorization from parents
- Free transfer to Child's account from parents' account
- Internet banking facility provided on request
- Balance in Savings bank Account in excess of Rs.10,000/- transfered to Term Deposit Account in multiples of Rs.5,000/- to earn more interest
- No fee for payment of School fees, Hostel fees, etc. through the account
- Free collection of cheques / DDs gifted to the child - upto Rs.25,000/- per annum
- Offer of Education loan at concession of 0.50% on the prevailing rate, in recognition of continued relationship.
For further details please call our nearest Branch or Please refer Rules of Business.
Click to download - Account Opening form / Add on card application
- Who may open the account?
a) Minors from day-1 to less than 18 years: Minors from day-1 to less than 18 years with natural guardians are eligible to open the account under the scheme. Students in Pre-university or +2 classes, in under-graduate/ post graduate courses and in engineering, medical, law and other professional courses, who are above 12 years but below 18 years of age, can open their account in their own name.
A declaration should be given by the natural guardian that the funds to be deposited in the account of the ward comprise of his own funds and that of the ward and it is his/her intention to utilize the money for the benefit of the minor and eventually make over the balance lying at the credit of the account available to the minor on his/her attaining majority. The right of the guardian to operate such account will cease upon, the minor ward reaching the age of 18 years and the balance in the account will be the exclusive property of the ward.
b) Students of 18 years and above : The students in the age group of 18 years and above are eligible to open the account under the scheme. They can open / operate the account independently without any restrictions on the sources of funds / amount being deposited / withdrawn. They will be eligible for cheque book, ATM facility in their own name
- Joint Accounts
Accounts in joint names can NOT be opened under the scheme.
- Photograph of guardian/ward
Guardians opening the account in the name of their minor wards should provide their own photographs. If the guardian authorises the ward (Of the age of 12 years or higher), to operate the account independently photographs of the minor should also be provided.
- Amount of minimum balance / initial deposit
Minimum initial deposit is Rs.10/- with no restriction on maximum. The account will not be closed if it subsequently has zero balance. There is no prescribed minimum balance and thus no penalty will be levied even if the balance comes down to zero any time.
- Operation in the account
Guardian will operate the account till the ward attains majority.
A ward of age of 12 years or higher, can be authorised by the guardian to operate the account. In such cases the cash deposit / withdrawal shall be restricted to Rs. 10,000/- per day. Other credit / debits above this should be done only by the guardian.
The Guardian can utilise the ECS Debit facility to authorise payment of the periodical School / Hostel fees, which will be carried out free of charges.
The guardian can also give authority / standing instruction to the Bank to pay school / college fee, hostel fee etc., by debiting this account. Such payment will be effected free of Charges. Guardian should arrange with the School Hostel Authorities to send the periodical demands to the bank and indicating the details like name of the ward, class in which studying fee required to be paid, period for which the fee is required to be paid, and account number from which the payment is expected to be made.
- Rate of Interest
As applicable to Savings Bank accounts and the method of interest calculation is as applicable to Savings Bank accounts.
- Conversion to normal S. B. account
Once the ward attains the age of 18 years the account will be converted to regular Savings Bank Deposit account.
- Cheque Book
Cheque books are not normally issued to the minors. However, the guardian will be supplied with the cheque book as per the business rules. Guardian while issuing the cheques in the account should issue the cheques as under:
|For Master ABC
Father and Natural Guardian
Mother and Natural Guardian
Students over the age of 12 years, who are authorised to operate the account, will be provided with cheque books and the withdrawal is restricted to self only through cheque book / withdrawal slip. The cheque books issued to the minor in such cases will be marked as “ONLY SELF WITHDRAWAL PERMITTED”.
- Sweeping facility
There is a facility to transfer the credit balances in the account in excess of Rs. 10,000/- in multiples of Rs. 5,000/- as term deposits. For this facility the Guardian / Applicant should provide a standing instruction in a specified format (available in the branch on request) to the bank indicating the period for which such deposits are to be opened.
The term deposit accounts opened under this arrangement will be governed by the Bank’s “V-Plus Term Deposit” Scheme.
The rate of interest on the term deposit will be the prevailing rate on that date. A pass sheet will be issued with the details of the deposits.
- Education Loans
Education loan will be extended to all the eligible student account holders as per the Bank’s Education Loan scheme. The Bank may, on request, consider concession in the rate of interest on Education Loans sought by the account holders under the Education Loan Scheme of the Bank, if the ‘V– GenU TH’ Savings Bank account is maintained and operated to the satisfaction of the Bank for a minimum period of 5 years, prevailing at the time of sanction
- Free Add on Card and ATM Card
Add on Credit Card and ATM Card will be provided to the minor wards over the age of 12 years on request and instruction from the Guardian. The Guardian will be responsible to meet the bills and charges arising out of use of such cards. The bill amount and other charges, if any, will be debited to the Guardian’s account.
- Tax on interest earnings - Deduction at Source.
Interest earned on credit balances in ‘V– GenU TH’ Savings Account is presently free from TDS provisions. Interest earned by the account holder on various term deposits held in the branch under the sweeping facility linked to this account as well as on other term deposits held, is liable for Income Tax. The bank will deduct the Tax at source on such interests earning as per Income Tax Regulations. The Certificate in respect of the taxes so deducted will be provided to the account holder. If the account holder is not likely to be subject to tax on such interest earnings, he/she should submit the prescribed Form No: 15G / 15H annually to the bank.
NO OVERDRAFT will be allowed in the account by the bank. But Guardian will be responsible to repay any incidental overdraft arising in the account on account of use of the Add on Credit card / ATM card or for any other reason. Such overdrafts are to be regularised immediately. The overdraft will also attract interest at rate applicable to temporary overdrafts. If such overdraft remains unadjusted, the Bank will initiate recovery action.
- Other facilities
a) Nomination facility is available.
b) Internet banking facility can be provided to the guardian on request.
c) Free collection of cheques / DDs gifted to the child up to Rs.25,000/- per annum.
d) After the minor attains majority, other loan facilities like vehicle loan, housing loan, etc., will be extended on priority under the Bank’s respective loan scheme.
e) Transfer of funds from parent / guardian’s account in any branch of Vijaya Bank to student’s account is at par.
- All other rules and regulations as applicable to the Savings Bank / V-Plus Term Deposit accounts are applicable to this scheme.
- The Bank reserves it’s right to review at any time and details of such changes will be placed in the Bank’s website indicating the date from which they will come into effect . All transactions from the date of modification will be governed the modified regulations.